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Chemical Laboratory Technician

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Exelon Generation
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Time-Based Skills

5 skill sets | 45 total skills
Safe Work Practices - 300 req. hrs
Developing awareness of work environment and potential physical plant hazards.
Developing awareness of environmental hazards, such as: solids, liquids, gases.
Implementing emergency response protocol(s) if necessary.
Properly donning and doffing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Developing awareness and demonstrating compliance with/ addressing safety and health concerns particular to industry, e.g., nuclear, biological, food, pharmaceutical.
Handling and storing equipment safely.
Sample Collection - 2800 req. hrs
Collecting liquids, using appropriate containers/collection methods.
Collecting solids, using appropriate containers/collection methods.
Collecting gases, using appropriate containers/collection methods.
Using hand tools to aid in sample collection, including, but not limited to: wrenches, screwdrivers, cordless drills.
Maintaining and replacing fittings used when drawing samples.
Sample Analysis and Laboratory Work: Use of Equipment - 2000 req. hrs
Millipore filter
Particle analyzer
Dew point analyzer
Proportional counters
Liquid scintillation counter
Test kits
Marinelli beakers (if applicable)
Sample Analysis and Laboratory Work: Sample Analysis - 2000 req. hrs
Total organic carbon
Alpha/beta radiation (if applicable)
Dew point
Potentiometry (pH analysis)
Atmospheric air sample composition
Gamma radiation (if applicable)
Particulate concentration in breathing air and instrument air (if applicable)
Soluble/insoluble isotopes
Helium leak detection (if applicable)
Pollutant presence/concentration in discharge (if applicable)
Post-uv sampling (if applicable)
Preparing and standardizing analytical solutions and samples (if applicable)
Data Recording, Reporting, Cleanup and Housekeeping - 500 req. hrs
Collecting data from various pieces of testing equipment.
Comparing data to standards.
Reporting results per employer protocol(s).
Preparing chain of custody documents for samples taken for analysis (if applicable).
Using a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
Identifying need for maintenance and calibration and performing when required.
Cleaning up work area.
Maintaining inventory and ordering spare parts (if applicable).

Technical Instruction

Safety/Health/Environment - 36 req. hrs
General Workplace Safety
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required trainings (if applicable)
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) training(s) (if applicable)
First Aid & CPR (minimum 6.5 hours every 3 years)
Right-to-Know/Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Proper use of all trade-related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Bloodborne Pathogens
Workplace Skills - 36 req. hrs
Fundamentals of Technical Drawings
Procedures particular to laboratory environment
Corrective Action Program (if applicable)
Fundamentals of Mathematics, including Weights, Measures, Ratios, Mixtures
Algebra-Applying formulas and equations
Trade Science - 36 req. hrs
Principles of Electricity
Material Science
Basic Atomic and Nuclear Physics (if applicable)
Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
Core Protection (if applicable)
Basic Chemistry
Water Treatment and Purification (if applicable)

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